No one seems to care about this aspect of women’s lives, although we know that women’s physical health has become vulnerable as a result of their having to resort to other methods to replace sanitary pads, such as using cloth or nylon bags!
What an Egyptian woman under 40 experiences when being refused a hotel room goes well beyond merely being disqualified. It places her in a frame that assumes that being away from her male guardian will inevitably turn her into a “prostitute.”
Feminisms in development is alive and well and it is in the hands of the future generation. They are making all the difference in local struggles and making new meaning for the futures of feminism in development.
Rana Al-Haddad has joined the long caravan of victims, whose families took away their right to live, as part of a culture that discriminates against women, and even enables killing them under the feeblest of pretexts.
The recent killing of a young female doctor in Cairo was no incident. It was an extreme yet logical consequence of a Stasi-like system of 1,000 eyes, in which doormen and neighbors serve as moral watchdogs over any woman who dares living alone.
Camille had a breast reduction for medical reasons. The surgeon promised her a “harmonious look,” yet she ended up with “breasts that no longer look like breasts.” A story about medical malpractice, and not having a legal foot to stand on.